I Am Back V25.1

Sunflowers in bloom

I am back. Mentally, physically and emotionally I feel like I have sprung back to life and am ready to take on the world and hit the keyboard for the blog once more. Okay, I’m not ready to take on the world but you get the idea. How many times have I said that though? […]

Financial Goals And Getting There

Motivational quote print

Figuring out what we want can be really tough sometimes. We become torn between our immediate wants and our long term desires. Should we rent a nicer flat or save those couple of hundred pounds to crawl towards a deposit of a place to properly call our own? Should we get that replica dress or […]

‘Healthy’ Eating Update

Pecan pie up close

Back at the end of summer, or the start of autumn depending on your perspective, I discussed how Eat Up! was helping me to think about food in a different way. How it made me want to savour each bit of food, take in all the aromas whilst cooking and to not feel guilt around […]

Book No Buy

11 books from the charity shop

Going on a no buy is always something that sounds a little terrifying. People say they intend to buy no makeup products, no clothes, books or anything unless they completely run out and it is part of their routine. I could never take it to that level, at least not right now and especially with […]

Revising My Goals And Life

You've got this keyring

Like so many people, I set myself some goals for 2018. We’re now ten months in and whilst I remember setting them as ‘smart’ targets that’s pretty far as my memory of them goes. Life has changed a lot since the goals were created. I had open heart surgery and have spent a separate chunk […]

Changing Gears

Edited sunset

Sometimes living life in the fast lane or on the harder setting is beneficial. Occasionally it means we reap greater rewards and people are more likely to comment on the amount of work or effort we put in. Sometimes though it goes unrewarded, unnoticed and just puts us into harms way for a situation in […]

What I’ve Discovered Recently

Motivational quote print

I’ve had a lot of time to think recently. Thinking used to be something I largely avoided. It came close to terrifying me as much as stepping outside did. At one point in time thinking used to mean simply dwelling. Dwelling on all the bad things of the past, the maybes, the what could have […]

New Start For September

In previous years September has been a source of anxiety for me; Returning to school, starting college, facing another year at university or having less than £30 left in my overdraft. But this year feels different. My head is in a much better place, I feel more confident in myself and at last I’m about […]

My Life: An Update

Okay wow this is going to be a much harder post to write than I thought it was going to be. Before sitting down to write it I thought that everything would just flow but as I stare at the screen it is very clear how hard it will be to put everything into words. […]